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Peer Support Transforms Mental Healthcare in Massachusetts

WBUR 90.9 FM reporter Martha Bebinger explores the positive impact of peer support in mental healthcare by delving into the inspiring connection shared between 16-year-old Nathaniel and his Riverside Young Adult Peer Mentor, Jake Look.

Peer Mentors are individuals with lived experience managing mental health or substance use challenges who develop meaningful relationships with the people they serve to help them reach individualized recovery goals. “These roles are game changers entirely,” said Brooke Doyle, commissioner at the state’s Department of Mental Health. Click the link below to learn more.

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